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Jun. 11, 2018
SARM June Division Meetings address key regional issues Every June meetings are held throughout the province to provide an opportunity for members to get a more in depth look at key issues affecting their division.  Carbon tax, drainage and rural crime were three key topics addressed at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Division 5 and 6 meetings on June 11, 2018, in Saskatoon and North Battleford; Division 2 and 3 meetings on June 12 in Moose Jaw and Swift...
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May. 31, 2018
For Immediate Release May 31, 2018 Agreement in Principle on Port of Churchill Welcome News for SARM The Government of Canada has announced that an agreement in principle has been reached to restore service and transfer ownership of the Port of Churchill, located in northern Manitoba. Grain shipments have not been accepted at the port since 2016, forcing producers to find other options. SARM is pleased that real progress has been made and that the federal government has committed to...
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May. 29, 2018
For Immediate Release May 29, 2018 CP STRIKE WOULD CRIPPLE GRAIN MOVEMENT AND HURT RURAL PRODUCERS The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is encouraging the federal government to rapidly respond in the event of the CP Rail strike announcement. Saskatchewan producers are already facing delays and increased costs as a result of the grain backlog in the prairie provinces. SARM members have passed resolutions to ensure grain transportation and rail level of service...
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May. 24, 2018
For Immediate Release May 24, 2018 Bill C-49’s Royal Assent Positive News for SARM The royal assent of Bill C-49 is welcome news for the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) and its members. With a strong mandate from its membership, SARM was active in the Canada Transportation Act review and Bill C-49 consultations. SARM worked with the Crop Logistics Working Group to provide feedback to Minister Garneau, Minister MacAulay, and transport committees in both the House...
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